Congratulations to my former EPA colleagues Avi Garbow and Jim Jones, who were confirmed by the Senate to their positions as EPA General Counsel and as EPA Assistant Administrator for Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, respectively, last Thursday. Yay!
As part of the same Senate confirmation vote, Daniel Baer, previously Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor was confirmed to become US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. I worked with Dan while I was EPA and look forward to hearing about the great work he'll do at OSCE.
A few weeks ago, Gina McCarthy was confirmed as the new EPA Administator. Another Yay!
Finally, also a public congratulations to Howard Shelanski, who was confirmed some weeks ago to become Administrator for the OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Howard was a classmate of mine at Berkeley Law and, I am sure, will do great work.